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August 4, 2007

A Cryptic Message

Filed under: Hackers,Internet,Open Thread — Psycheout @ 4:39 am

Binary CodeThis morning while I was checking my email an instant message popped up. I didn’t recognize the sender’s name so I didn’t reply.

«1337h4x» im in ur base, killing ur d00ds

It sounds to me like some kind of islamofascist code. And I doubt it was meant to be intercepted by me. Should I report this to Homeland Security?

It was really strange. To be honest, I’m still a little uneasy about the incident. I don’t even use the instant messenger application so I don’t really know what triggered it.

Actually, there was a second message, equally puzzling, which I’m not sure I should pass along. But here goes. It was:

«1337h4x» im in ur fridge, eatin ur f00ds

I closed the instant messenger program immediately, but it left me a little shaken. I’ll lay odds it was either a terrorist or a liberal (the same thing, really). I can’t help having an odd sense of foreboding.

That aside, I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Consider this an open thread.

— Psycheout

15 Comments »

  1. MEME 101:It originates on the computer game ‘Command and Conquer’, where, like in the ancient Japanese game Go, it is considered honourable to warn your opponents that you have tanks within the perimeter of their base.

    However, it has since been taken over as a traditional form for image macros, in particularly lolcats – like this. It’s where one finds a funny picture of an animal, and adds a badly written (to emulate the animal’s presumedly poor grasp of speling and grammers) caption to it – it often takes the form –

    ‘im in (or ‘on’) ur _____ (noun), ______ (present participle verb) ur ______ (another noun)’

    So, a B4B themed one would be

    ‘im on ur web, directin ur votez’

    Comment by interpreted — August 4, 2007 @ 5:44 am | Reply

  2. Your link doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Maybe it’s the hacker who instant messaged me. So are you saying I should report this to Homeland Security?

    Is an “image macro” like a virus or computer worm?

    “Command and Conquer” sounds like allah ackbar to me. And tanks? Do I need to worry about tanks coming to my “base?”

    And these lulcats…can they be rigged with explosives? Should I call the bomb squad? I’ve read that hax0rz can direct v0t3z, but who do I contact about that?

    You’re just messing with me, aren’t you?

    Comment by Psycheout — August 4, 2007 @ 7:03 am | Reply

  3. I could have sworn there was a link a second ago. I think our website has been cracked. What’s going on?

    Comment by Psycheout — August 4, 2007 @ 7:06 am | Reply

  4. Gaaaaaaah!

    Ignorance… gaaaah!

    Comment by Linus — August 4, 2007 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  5. I doubt it was a liberal, since your fridge is stocked with nothing but Summer Sausage, and we all know liberals are all vegetarians. IT”S AGAINST G-D”S WAY!!1! THESE ANIMALS WANT TO BE OUR FOOD

    Comment by SeekHim — August 4, 2007 @ 11:14 am | Reply

  6. in ur orchestra (hack that, vandal! If you exist …)

    Don’t worry, ‘command and conquer’ was a game all about America smashing up the Soviets with tanks.

    An image macro is an internet based image generator – you type in some text, and it goes in a picture. You could call HS, but then you would be distracting them from their true goal of fighting terror, and might be guilty of wasting their time.

    And these lulcats [note the corruption of l o l, or ‘laugh out loud’]…can they be rigged with explosives? Should I call the bomb squad?

    They are cats. People usually do not use their pets as bombers.

    You’re just messing with me, aren’t you?

    Tu quoque?

    But no, Linus has a point …

    Comment by interpreted — August 4, 2007 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  7. Could be a riddle. Let us know when you get the next clue.

    Comment by ChenZhen — August 4, 2007 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  8. Could be, could be – these are all fairly common lolcats though – I would expect a riddle would be more obscure. Thanks for fixing the link though, whoever did that.

    Comment by interpreted — August 4, 2007 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  9. Sam Brownbacker to his supporters:

    im n ur headz takin ur brainsz

    Comment by iminur — August 5, 2007 @ 5:04 am | Reply

  10. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REPORT THIS TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

    YOU ARE IN GREAT DANGER. YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR HOUSE AND DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER’S HARD DRIVE.

    Comment by Brandon Explosion — August 6, 2007 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  11. You, the one that wrote this blog, can be considered a little… ahem.. stupid.

    This website in general is stupid.

    “Why do liberals hate america”, “france was invented for liberals” and “electrons are angels”.

    It’s stupid. Even more stupid than the president himself.

    Comment by AAssdedsfdf — August 7, 2007 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

  12. SeekHim – you are so right. Anyone read Animal Farm? Most people think it’s about Stalinism. But if you read between the lines, you can see that they all aspire to being eaten by humans. Ever been told that science has proved that we are animals too? That Christianity has no backing besides blind assumptions and stupidity? Don’t listen to them. They’re heathens and fascists. I mean, who would want to control what people think, right? That’s why we should elect Brownback president – he’s totally against mind control. And good for him! Anyway, I digress. God designed animals with the purpose that they be eaten. Animals form organized thought and a hierarchical society in which animals which are eaten become famous and gain more esteem than the others. So SeekHim, I have never found a digression so spot on! May Jesus love you and protect you from witches and liberals.

    Comment by neutronnate — August 10, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  13. Don’t worry, ‘command and conquer’ was a game all about America smashing up the Soviets with tanks.

    Actually, there are 3 storylines during the games of the series.

    One is in the near future (actually by now near past, the first C&C came out in the early 90´s!) depicting a war between an international military alliance (the Global Defense Initiative or GDI) and some insidious organisation that is some mix of an worldwide corporation and a religious sect (The brotherhood of nod or simply NOD). In th latest part, some Aliens are showing up, too.

    The second one is the Red Alert story line. It depicts some alternate history with WWII being between Allies and Soviets (germany being with the Allies) and another war between those two sides some years after the first. It should be noted that this is quite the most comical of the storylines with rather odd and exotic weaponry like for example Tesla weapons (firing lightnings at their targets).

    The 3rd one is C&C Generals depicting a modern conflict with 3 sides: China, USA and the Global Liberation Army, a ramshackle troop playing on the chliché of our nice islamistic terrorits.

    In all of those games, the player can take over any of the sides. ANd all of them are quite good balanced, with every side having both strenghts and weaknesses. (In generals for example, the Chinese are strong when it comes to armor and strengt in numbers, the USA are in for hightech and air power and the GLA uses rather cheap equipment and excels at hit and run, sneaky tactics and speed.)

    The series is btw one of the most famous (and most sold) series of computer games ever.
    (It´s an RTS game btw.)

    Comment by PG — August 12, 2007 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  14. LOLCats FTW

    Comment by Bob — December 7, 2007 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  15. lol at republofaggotory and fail.

    Comment by YOU SIR ARE A FAILGET — January 3, 2008 @ 8:07 pm | Reply


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